head diy Design Fanatic: Do It Yourself Project: Antique Chair Makeover

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Do It Yourself Project: Antique Chair Makeover

Hope y'all are doing well and had a great weekend. 
I'm glad I get to show you this projects before all the Christmas decorating rush starts. Here's a peek at what I've been working on...



It all started when I wanted to make an upholstered bench like this for our foyer. Seems like a very simple one weekend project for Mr. Fanatic and I to do, but the problem is, he has a long honey do/project list already and I didn't want to add to it right now.

One Kings Lane




I'm a little ~ ok, a lot~ embarrassed to say that I've had these two chairs for like, forever....They've been in my basement for 11 years and I had them in my garage in California for a couple of years before that. I originally found them in my grandmother's basement a couple of years before we moved to North Carolina. I thought if I finished them both the same that I could put them side by side in our foyer and they could suffice instead of a bench.
As you can see, they've been sanded a bit, but that's as far as I got....until now. 


Here's what they look like now:


Last Tuesday, I finally made it to Mary Jo's out in Gastonia. I was originally looking for a light linen, but only found this large striped linen.







I also found two other fabrics for pillows I'm going to make for the chairs. The price of fabric sure has gone up. Either that, or I have expensive taste.


The fabric on the right is flocked anywhere you see black..

I can't wait to get started on the pillows!

I'll show you how I transformed these antique chairs some time this week. If you aren't a follower, you can become one by clicking on the Google Friend Connect on my sidebar.

Pam

26 comments:

  1. Nice Job Pam! you would never know those were the same chairs! Love the fabrics too!

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  2. Gorgeous! I love how the wood design of the chair back looks like a lady in a gown.

    Really pretty
    xox

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  3. Great job Pam! They have to be so special coming from your Grandmother. I love the fabric you used.

    Have a great day!
    Pam

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  4. WOW Pam what a transformation! Awesome job!! Martina

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  5. So glad you saved theses chairs. In black they are modern looking, sleek and beautiful. Great legs too.

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  6. BEEEEAUTIFUL, PAM!!!! What an amazing transformation! :) Grandma would be proud. :)

    xoxo laurie

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  7. The chairs look great. I love the new fabric for the pillows. Will be perfect.

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  8. Wow! Those chairs were in bad shape. You did a great job!

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  9. They look amazing.

    You are right! MJ's has gotten kind of spendy. I tend to look for the remnant area. Although that can be pricey too.


    Great chairs. Ahem. Love the black.



    Mr. Goodwill Huntimg

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  10. Your chairs turned out fantastic!

    Yea. Fabric at MJs is a bit spendy.

    But perhaps worth it? LOL.


    Love the black.


    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  11. The chairs look beautiful, Pam. I love your choice of fabrics. I could spend hours just wandering fabric stores.

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  12. Wow and more Wow! The chairs looked so rickety before, but now they look very sturdy and substantial, not to mention PRETTY.

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  13. Wow for sure! They look great and the fabric choice is superb! I agree fabric has really gone up and that's one reason I don't sew much anymore! Hope the pillows finish the look you want!

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  14. Great fabrics, especially loving the floral.

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  15. I love the shape of those chairs and you redid them beautifully!

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  16. These are gorgeous Pam!!!
    Glad you had a relaxing Thanksgiving, thank you for linking!
    XO
    Kristin

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  17. Oooo, they turned out beautifully. Great fabric choices for pillows.

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  18. Wow! to go from the before to the after! nice job!!!

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  19. They look great! I love the fabric you chose!

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  20. This is a true rag to riches transformation! They look great.

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  21. Cute chair transformation! I love the striped linen you used :D

    Visiting form Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style tonight,
    Suzanne in NW Illinois

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  22. Beautiful chairs! I would definitely drive an hour for that fabric store! AMAZING!!!

    I'm your newest follower! Hope you come by Project Queen sometime.

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  23. The black paint was a really nice choice and your accent fabrics will really make them look elegant. Great refinish. Stop by and see some of my projects when you get a chance!
    Sherry

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  24. You inspire me to delist my antique chairs from Craigslist and give them some black paint and new seats. Love, love, love the pillow fabric! Jo @ Let's Face the Music

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  25. 1000% better! You've done a terrific job. I'd love it you'd share this over at my Saturday Splendour Party at www.megandmums.com this Saturday :)

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